News : "Skill Development for Quality Tea Production" project launched in Nepal

11 December 2020

CTCF, Nepal conducted LAUNCHING PROGRAM of “Skill Development for Quality Tea Production" project on 11 Dec. 2020.  This project is supported by Dakchyata TVET Practical Partnership, funded by the EU and managed by the British Council.  The aims of the project is to provide Assistant Tea Technician (420 Hours) level 1 skill training based on curriculum developed by Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) to 300 tea farmers, cooperative members and tea factory workers of Nepal. It also aims to generate better self/employment opportunities and increase productivity of tea providing skill development trainings.


Chief Guest Hon. Ram Bahadur Rana, State Minister of Land Management, Agricultural and Cooperative, Provence on.1 inaugurated the Launching program. He said "Small farmer need to be professional, now in the training let us trained tea farmer to plant and garden management in such a way that they can use machinery for plucking which will increase productivity and solves the problem of labour shortage". Likewise, Mr. Mahesh Basnet, Mayor Ilam Municipality stated that, "Production of tea itself is not sufficient only by increasing in quality and productivity; we can survive in the competitive market. Hence skill development is the today's need so let us utilized this opportunities"


Mr. Govinda Prasad Dahal chairperson of CTCF Nepal chaired the launching program. Other tea stakeholders, representative of local government, CTEVT, NTCDB, NTA, cooperatives, chamber of commerce, tea processing factories, farmers, and journalists attended the launching program.


The project will cover 12 districts (Ilam, Panchthar, Jhapa, Taplejung, Morang, Dhankuta, Terathum, Udayapur, Bhojpur, Sankhuwasava, Ramechhap, Lalitpur,) of Nepal. The project will be implemented by Central Tea Cooperative Federation Ltd (CTCF) Nepal together with its implementing partner F-SKILL Pvt. Ltd., Kumaltar Lalitpur. The project started from 01 Oct. 2020 and ends on 28 Dec. 2021.


Dakchyata: TVET Practical Partnership is a skill development program which operates across three industry sectors in Nepal: agriculture, tourism and construction. Dakchyata is a four-year project operating from 2017 to 2021, and is part of the overarching TVET Practical Partnership program funded by the European Union, and managed by the British Council under the leadership of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in partnership with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal.